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Motorcycle Safety Guide: Summary of Motorcycle Safety Efforts (Text Table)

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How Effective Are the Measures?

Safety Effort Unknown Likely Effective in Certain Situations Scientifically Proven
State motorcycle helmet laws       X
Motorcycle rider training X      
Motorcycle rider licensing X      
Helmet use promotion programs X      
Helmet law enforcement, noncompliant helmets X      
Alcohol impairment: detection, enforcement and sanction   X    
Alcohol impairment communications X      
Conspicuity and protective clothing X      
Other driver awareness of motorcycles X      

Unknown: Limited or no high-quality evidence.
Likely: Likely to be effective based on balance of evidence from high-quality evaluations.
Effective in Certain Situations: Demonstrated to be effective in certain situations.
Scientifically Proven: Demonstrated to be effective in several scientific evaluations with consistent results.

Adapted from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Countermeasures That Work, 20115

References

References are located on the Endnotes page.

 

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